After disastrous play and embarrassing off-field distractions, the US Women rebound against the Netherlands during a rainy night in Georgia While a couple of weeks in the sunny climes of Rio would do most people a world of good, the Cidade Maravilhosa wasn’t so kind to the United States Women’s National Soccer Team. The odds-on favorite to leave Brazil with shiny new medals around their necks, the team’s 4-3 loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals meant the US women would endure their worst Olympics to date, failing to qualify for the gold medal round for the first time. It wasn’t…

Don’t look now, but a different kind of futbol is gaining popularity in the South. Here’s how big-time soccer is growing below the Mason-Dixon line. After decades of trying to prove to the American soccer powers-that-be that our time has arrived, it appears they have finally gotten the message. Big-time futbol is once and for all coming to the Southeast. This spring the newest Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, Atlanta United FC, debuts, and soccer fans in the Music City are excited about Nashville FC, the newest club in the up-and-coming United Soccer League (USL), launching in 2018. And after…